Abdusattorov Wins 19th Speed Chess Grand Prix

Abdusattorov Wins 19th Speed Chess Grand Prix

PeterDoggers
PeterDoggers
|
26 | Chess.com News

GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov won the 19th Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix, his first victory in the series. The Uzbek grandmaster beat the GM Jose Martinez of Peru 1.5-0.5 in the knockout final.

The final Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix will be played on October 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific / 19:00 Central Europe.

The 19th and penultimate Speed Chess Grand Prix tournament was held on Tuesday, October 6, with 641 participants. Nine players scored 8.5/10 and tied for first place in the Swiss part. Two-time winner GM Vladislav Artemiev was the unlucky one to be excluded from the final eight.


The live broadcast of the tournament.

Besides Abdusattorov and Martinez, the other players who qualified for the knockout were GMs Shakhriyar MamedyarovDmitry Andreikin, Sam Sevian, Arjun Erigaisi, Jeffery Xiong, and Rustam Khusnutdinov.

The least known name there is the 33-year-old Kazakh grandmaster Khusnutdinov (@LordBalrog). One of his victims during the Swiss was none other than GM Sergey Karjakin, who seemed less knowledgeable in the latest intricacies of the 3.Bb5+ Sicilian.

October 6 Speed Chess Grand Prix | Swiss Final Standings (Top 20)

Rk Fed Title Username Name Score SB
1 GM @Jospem Jose Martinez 8.5 56.75
2 GM @ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 8.5 54.75
3 GM @Azerichess Shakhriyar Mammadyarov 8.5 53.25
4 GM @FairChess_on_YouTube Dmitry Andreikin 8.5 52.25
4 GM @Konavets Sam Sevian 8.5 52.25
6 GM @GHANDEEVAM2003 Arjun Erigaisi 8.5 50.25
7 GM @jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 8.5 49.5
8 GM @LordBalrog Rustam Khusnutdinov 8.5 45.75
9 GM @Sibelephant Vladislav Artemiev 8.5 45.5
10 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 8 47
10 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 8 47
12 FM @DenLaz Denis Lazavik 8 45
13 GM @Smirnov_Pavel Pavel Smirnov 8 43
14 GM @ChessSkool Peter Prohaszka 8 42.75
15 GM @VitaliyBernadskiy Vitaliy Bernadskiy 8 41.5
16 FM @TrimitziosP7 Petros Trimitzios 8 41.25
17 GM @Zhigalko_Sergei Sergei Zhigalko 7.5 49.25
18 GM @fireheart92 Adhiban Baskaran 7.5 46.25
19 GM @OldweakGM Ronen Har-Zvi 7.5 45.5
20 GM @Alexander_Moskalenko Alexander Moskalenko 7.5 45

Abdusattorov (@ChessWarrior7197) reached the final by eliminating Xiong and then Mamedyarov (@Azerichess). His quick win vs. the Azerbaijani grandmaster was nice but not fully correct:

Abdusattorov beat Martinez (@Jospem) in the first game as Black and then held the draw in the next. The kingside attack in game one was hard to defend against:

Abdusattorov won the $1,000 first prize and 12 GP points. Martinez took second ($500 and eight GP points). Andreikin and Mamedyarov both won $200 and four GP points, while the losing quarterfinalists each earned $100 and two GP points. 

WGM Meri Arabidze (@Meri-Arabidze) won the $100 prize for being the top-scoring female player.

Below are the current Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix standings. After next week's tournament, the players with the four best scores will advance to the Speed Chess Championship to be hosted later this year.

GM Hikaru Nakamura is already qualified as last year's winner, and GM Vladimir Fedoseev is also in as the runner-up in the Super Swiss. This means that, with one week to go, GMs Artemiev, Abdusattorov, Parham Maghsoodloo, and Haik Martirosyan seem to be the ones who will most likely also qualify.

Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix | Standings After October 6 (Top 20)

# Title Country Username Name Swiss
Points
Bonus
Points
Overall
Points
1 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 69 56 125
2 GM @Sibelephant Vladislav Artemiev 67 38 105
3 GM @Bigfish1995 Vladimir Fedoseev 67 32 99
4 GM @ChessWarrior7197 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 68.5 28 96.5
5 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 68 24 92
6 GM @Micki-taryan Haik Martirosyan 59.5 28 87.5
7 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 65 14 79
8 GM @Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 65 14 79
9 GM @LyonBeast Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 49 28 77
10 IM @wonderfultime Le Tuan Minh 66.5 10 76.5
11 GM @SergeyKarjakin Sergey Karjakin 65 10 75
12 GM @vladislavkovalev Vladislav Kovalev 66 8 74
13 GM @OparinGrigoriy Grigoriy Oparin 50.5 20 70.5
14 GM @RaunakSadhwani2005 Raunak Sadhwani 63.5 4 67.5
15 GM @PSvidler Peter Svidler 50 14 64
16 GM @LiemLe Le Quang Liem 50 14 64
17 GM @Beca95 Aleksandar Indjic 57 6 63
18 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 48.5 12 60.5
19 GM @rasmussvane Rasmus Svane 55.5 4 59.5
20 GM @Guenplen Boris Grachev 47.5 12 59.5

Games final eight

The Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix is presented by Gambit, where you can play classic games like Reversi, Backgammon, and Oh Ship with players from around the world.

More information about the Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix can be found here.

More from PeterDoggers
Australia, India Clinch Asian Nations Cup Titles

Australia, India Clinch Asian Nations Cup Titles

Wesley So Perfect On U.S. Championship Day 1

Wesley So Perfect On U.S. Championship Day 1